About Civil & Environmental Engineering

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering is the fusion of engineering (the soundness of infrastructures), design (CAD sketches) and art (designing aesthetic structures). Main fields include Foundation, Structural, Transportation, Environmental and Water Resources.

    Civil engineers call upon science and engineering principles to plan, design, build and maintain infrastructures, including buildings, roads, highways, tunnels, bridges, rail systems, airports, sea ports, water reservoirs, storm water drainage and control plants.  

    Think of a Civil Engineer when you:

    • Turn on your tap to take a shower or drink clean water​
    • Flick on your lights and open your refrigerator 
    • Drive to work on roads and bridges through synchronized traffic lights
    • Take mass transit or take a flight for a vacation
    • Toss your empty coffee cup in the recycling bin​

    ​Why study Civil Engineering at NJIT?

    "The work that Civil Engineers do is not only essential, but also interesting, various and fun. Civil Engineers use math and science for their calculations, but also use design and artistic principles to build their structures.  

    And perhaps that’s why Civil Engineering is such a popular major at NJIT.  It’s a hands-on major in which students work on a variety of design and building projects. Civil Engineering majors at NJIT learn to design and build the structures and infrastructures that allow an advanced society to function smoothly.  And because of the important work they do, Civil Engineering graduates are always in great demand. They are also well paid for the work they do." Read More ~ Taha Marhaba, Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NJIT